FONESTAR SMA-912USB Instruction Manual

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Instruction manual


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We recommend you read the instruction manual before switching on the machine and follow the instructions that are given. Keep the manual for future reference.



Check that the current in the mains connection where the machine is to be installed corresponds to the power supply of the machine.

To avoid damaging the equipment, electrical shocks, fire or physical injury when you connect or disconnect the equipment from the power supply, pull the plug firmly out of the mains socket holding the plug, never the cable.

Always do this with dry hands.

Keep the power supply cable far from sources of heat. Do not put heavy objects on top of it or change it.

Clean dust and dirt off the power supply cable regularly.

Do not open the machine; you could get an electric shock.


While installing the machine, make sure it is switched off and unplugged.

Do not open the machine. Touching the internal parts is dangerous and you could receive an electric shock.

The machine must not be splashed or dripped on. Never place recipients with liquid inside on the machine.

Do not place anything inside the machine.


Place the equipment on a horizontal surface with enough space around it to allow ventilation.

Avoid direct sunlight, heat sources and excessive dust.

Do not place the machine near magnetic fields or static electricity.

Do not use surfaces which vibrate or receive impact.

Do not pile machines on top of one another.


Never block or cover the ventilation slits on the machine.

Do not expose it to direct sunlight or place it near sources of heat.


When the machine is not going to be used for a long period of time, disconnect it from the mains.

If you are using an adapter, take into account that it will continue using electricity even if the machine is switched off. If it is not going to be used for a long period of time, disconnect it from the mains.


To save energy, switch the machine off when you are not going to use it for a long time. The machine could contain substances that are harmful to the environment or human health. To minimize the effect of these substances the machine must be correctly managed and recycled when you decide to dispose of it.

When you dispose of it remember: it cannot be thrown into a conventional rubbish bin.

If it contains or uses batteries, these must be disposed of separately.

The machine (without batteries) must be disposed of correctly. Put it in a container specially intended for the collection of electronic and electrical appliances, at the dump or hand it over to the dealer when you purchase similar equipment, so that the dealer can dispose of it correctly (at no added cost).

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The symbol of a rubbish bin crossed out and over a horizontal line shows that when the product is disposed of it must be done properly, placing it in a special selective electronic and electrical equipment container or through a dealer when purchasing a similar product, at no additional cost. It also shows that the machine was put on the market after 13th

August 2005 (European Community Directive 2002/96/CE of Electrical and Electronic recycling, and its Spanish equivalent R.D.208/2005).

In accordance with what is set out in the aforementioned decree, FONESTAR is registered in the RAEE (Registro de Aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos) in a special section REI

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*It is possible that some of these symbols do not appear on the machine.


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- Professional 12-channel autoamplified mixer.

- USB/MP3 player.

- 24 bits DSP multi-effects processor.

- Graphic equalizer with feedback locator.

- Output signal routing to the amplifier for different operating modes, L/R, L+R/monitor and bridge mode.

- Limiter compressor.

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MONO input channels CH-1/CH-6 : mono input channels for microphone signals and line level.

1.SG/PK : channel input signal LED indicator. When there is an input signal connected the LED indicator lights up and stays green. If the input signal starts to get saturated, the LED indicator will turn orange and will turn red when the input signal is saturated.

2.HIGH, MID, LOW : 3-band equalizer which lets you adjust the range of high, mid and low frequencies for each channel. Turning the control to the right will strengthen the corresponding frequency band and to the left will weaken it.

3.MON : lets you control the signal level which is sent to the bus monitor.

4.DSP/FX : lets you control the signal level which is sent to the multi-effects processor.

5.PAN : strengthens the adjustment of the L/R stereo image of channels 1-6. Send the signal either to the left channel L or to the right R of the stereo image of the MAIN final mix.

6.LEVEL : volume control of the input signal of each channel.

7.PAD : lets you attenuate the 20 dB input signal. Push this button to avoid input signal distortion.

8.LINE IN : line level signal input, 6.3 mm stereo jack connector. Allows the connection of line level devices

(synthesizers, rhythm boxes, etc.).

9.MIC IN : microphone input, XLR connector. Allows microphone connection, even condenser microphones which need phantom power supply. To connect these microphones you must activate the +48 V phantom power supply with the corresponding control.

Note : when the phantom power supply is activated, to avoid damaging the microphones and the mixer itself do not connect unbalanced microphones.

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STEREO input channels CH-7/CH-12 : stereo input channels for microphone and line level signals.

EN y de nivel de línea.

10.BAL : balance adjustment of the input signals for channels 7-12.

11.LINE IN and MIC/LEFT IN : 6.3 mm stereo and combo jack mic.

and line signal input connectors. With the 6.3 mm stereo jack connectors (LINE IN and LEFT IN), balanced stereo line level signals can be introduced.

On the other hand, if you only use the left channel connector, the input signal will be shared between the 2 channels.

In order to introduce microphone level inputs, use the XLR connector.

12.12 V LAMP : BNC connector which supplies 12V for the power supply of a lamp. Press the on/off switch to turn the lamp on and off.

13.+48 V PHANTOM : +48 V phantom power supply selector with LED indicator for condenser microphones. The phantom power supply is present in the XLR microphone connectors of channels 1-12.

14.AMPLIFIER ASSIGN: allows you to route the output signal to the amplifier for different operating modes, L/R, L+R/monitor and bridge mode. Please read the CONNECTION section for more information.

15.FX to Main : allows you to control the level of the signal with effects that is sent to the MAIN output signal.

16.FX to Mon : allows you to control the level of the signal with effects which is sent to the MONITOR output signal.

17.BAL : TAPE IN input signal balance adjustment.

18.LEVEL : TAPE IN input signal volume control.

19.TAPE IN : input connectors for an auxiliary signal coming from an external reproduction device. It allows you to connect the signal with a 3.5 mm stereo jack connector or 2 RCA connectors.

20.TAPE OUT : MAIN signal output RCA connectors so that it can be introduced in a recording device.

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21.- FUNCTION : display which shows the number of the chosen effect.

22.- PROGRAM (PUSH) : button which allows you to select the desired effect for the input signals. Turn the control until the number of the desired effect appears in the display and then press the control to select it.

23.- DSP MUTE : push button which allows you to activate or deactivate the chosen effects.

24.- CLIP/MUTE : LED signal saturation and MUTE mode indicator to silence the audio. The MUTE LED indicator lights up while the audio has been silenced and turns off when the MUTE is deactivated.

25.- AUX/DFX RET : auxiliary and FX bus volume control.

26.- FX send : FX bus output connector, 6.3 mm mono jack. Can be connected to an FX processor. This output level is adjusted with the AUX/DFX RET control.

27.- FX RETURN : input connector allowing an FX processor return stereo signal connection or an auxiliary input signal, stereo

6.3 mm jack.

28.- FOOTSWITCH : connector for a pedal switch allowing you to select the effects.


29.- Information display.

30.PLAY/PAUSE : starts or pauses playback.

31.USB : USB port for the connection of memories and USB hard discs with FAT32 file system. If the storage device has MP3 files, these can be played back.

32.DOWN/REV and UP/CUE : with playback paused choose the song or file to be played. In pause or playback mode, with a short press, choose the previous or the next track. With one long press fast forward or rewind from that point in the song or file.

33.REPEAT : in playback mode this button lets you select the repetition mode from: REPEAT ALL, REPEAT

ONE song, repetition deactivated and RANDOM repetition (an A appears on the screen).

34.POWER : one long press of this button switches the USB player on or off.

35.STOP : in play mode, one press of this button stops playback and shows the number of MP3 songs included in the USB device.

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36.MONITOR EQ and MAIN EQ : 7-band graphic equalizer with feedback locator in the main and monitor outputs.

37.POWER : LED equalizer on indicator.

38.- LED feedback indicators: when one of the indicators lights up, it shows that there is feedback in the corresponding frequency. You must attenuate the frequency filter to remove the feedback.

39.LEVEL : volume control for the MONITOR and MAIN outputs.

40.CLIP, 0, -10, -30: LED indicators which show the output signal level. If the CLIP LED indicator lights up, it shows that the signal has a very high level and is saturated.


: lets you activate/deactivate the compressor/limiter.

42.- LED indicator which lights up if the compressor/limiter is activated.

43.USB PLAY/PAUSE : 6.3 mm jack connector allowing the connection of a pedal switch to activate or pause playback of the USB/MP3 player.

44.OUTPUT USB CH11-12, CH13-14 : lets you choose the USB player output channels, which can be channels 11-12 or 13-


45.MONITOR OUT : output connector for the monitor signal, 6.3

mm unbalanced mono jack.

46.MAIN OUT : output connector for the main stereo signal, 6.3

mm unbalanced stereo jack.

47.POWER : on/off switch.


1.220-240 V AC, 50 Hz power supply input.

2.AC fuse box.

3.Speaker output, speakon connector. For more information consult the CONNECTION section.

4.Speaker output, 6.3 mm jack connector. For more information consult the CONNECTION section.



- Before making any connections, make sure all the equipment is off.

- Check that all the LEVEL controls for each channel and the output level controls are at their minimum.

- Connect the microphones and the desired equipment to the CH1-12 channel inputs.

- Switch the equipment on in order, starting with the peripheral systems and ending with the SMA-912USB.

- While speaking through the microphone, adjust it with the LEVEL control of the corresponding channel, so that the LED SG/PEAK indicator of the output section level indicator lights up occasionally.

- If you wish to adjust the tone of each channel, use the equalizer controls for each channel.

- Use the graphic equalizer and the LEVEL control from the output section to adjust the tone and general volume.

Depending on the position of the AMPLIFIER ASSIGN selector, there are various ways of making the speaker connection. 1, 2 or more speakers can be connected to speakon or jack connectors. The resulting impedance of the speakers differs depending on the number and the way they are connected. Make sure the resulting speaker impedance is kept at the specified value or higher. The power depending on the impedance is as follows:

390 + 390 W RMS at 4 Ω

240 + 240 W RMS at 8 Ω

738 W RMS at 8 Ω in bridge mode

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The connection is made by connecting the desired speakers to the 6.3 mm jack or speakon connectors on the back of the SMA-912USB .

Note : respect the indications on the resulting speaker connection impedance.

The output signal for both speakers is controlled using the MAIN controls on the front panel of the device.


The connection is made connecting one or various monitor speakers (where the output signal that is assigned to the bus monitor will come out) and one or various speakers to the 6.3 mm jack or speakon connectors on the back panel of the SMA-912USB .

Note : respect the indications on the resulting speaker connection impedance.

The speaker monitor output signal is controlled by the MONITOR controls on the front panel of the device, while the output signal of the other speaker is controlled by the MAIN controls on the front panel of the device.

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With the bridge mode the speaker or speakers that you connect to the speakon connector or 6.3 mm jack of the back panel will receive the sum of the power of both amplifiers.

Note : respect the indications made about the resulting impedance of the speaker connections.

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CHARACTERISTICS Professional 12-channel autoamplified mixer.

USB/MP3 player.

24 bits DSP multieffects .

Graphic equalizer with feedback locator.

Output signal router to the amplifier for different operating modes, L/R,

L+R/monitor and bridge mode.

Limiter compressor.










390 + 390 W RMS at 4 Ω

240 + 240 W RMS at 8 Ω

738 W RMS at 8 Ω in bridge mode

6 mono channels, balanced mics./lines, XLR/6.3 mm stereo jack

3 stereo channels, balanced mics./lines, combo (XLR and 6.3 mm stereo jack) and 6.3 mm stereo jack

1 stereo fx return, 6.3 mm stereo jack

1 stereo tape in, 2 x RCA/ 3.5 mm stereo jack

8 controls per channel: attenuator, treble, mid, bass, monitor and effects sender, pan and volume

7 attenuation/enhancement controls using graphic equalizer from main and monitor output

Effects selector

Volume control from main and monitor output

48 V phantom power supply

LED indicator of peak level for each channel

LED indicator for main and monitor output level

Limiter compressor

24 bits multi-effects DSP processor with 100 effects, selectable with a pedal. USB/MP3 player with pedal control play/pause

7 band graphic equalizer with feedback tracer in the main and monitor outputs

Connector for a lamp

1 main unbalanced stereo, 6.3 mm stereo jack

1 unbalanced mono monitor, 6.3 mm mono jack

1 unbalanced mono fx send, 6.3 mm mono jack

1 stereo tape out, 2 x RCA

2 for speakers depending on the operating mode, 2 x Spkon type

20-20 000 Hz

230/115 V AC, 1300 W

580 x 275 x 280 mm depth

16.8 kg

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The professional autoamplified mixer model SMA-912USB complies with the European Community directives 2004/108/CE on Electromagnetic Compatibility and 2006/95/EC on Low Voltage.

Santander, 11th March 2010


Juan Vallejo

Technical Engineer, Sales Department


This product has been tested and has passed the corresponding quality control prior to being put on the market.

FONESTAR guarantees the suitability of the product for its specified use during a period of 2 years from the delivery date and commits itself to repair or substitute the goods as expressed in the Spanish law ‘La Ley

General para la Defensa de los Consumidores y Usuarios, Real Decreto Legislativo 1/2007 16 Noviembre.

The lack of conformity in the first six months after purchase, due to a manufacturing defect, will be rectified with no more than showing the proof of purchase. After six months FONESTAR reserves the right to demand proof of the product being sold with that problem.

This warranty does not include damage produced by: inappropriate use or negligence, accidents, worn out parts due to use, breakages, burns, spilt liquids or other substances, excessive humidity, battery deterioration and internal manipulation of the device, the software or its components by unauthorized persons, and in general any use that is unrelated to the nature and purpose of the product.

If any service is needed during the warranty period because of lack of conformity, please contact the business or distributor where the product was purchased in no more than 2 months after being conscious of the problem. It is only necessary to contact FONESTAR if it is impossible or imposes an undue burden for them to solve it.

To benefit from this warranty it is necessary to show the proof of purchase with the date clearly visible, with no corrections or crossing out.

This document adds information, and never decreases the consumers’ rights, which in all cases are protected by the Spanish law ‘La Ley General para la Defensa de los Consumidores y Usuarios, Real Decreto Legislativo

1/2007 16 Noviembre’.

FONESTAR is a member of ECOEMBALAJES ESPAÑA, S.A. “ECOEMBES”, with number 03497 and all our products carry the symbol, backed by our membership and subscription to the above mentioned organization with the recycling and subsequent management of our packaging.

FONESTAR S.A. - NIF A28780443 - Apartado 191 - 39080 - Santander, Cantabria, (España)

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